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 Project Pre Pre Runner 
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well at the Christmas party a few of us were bullshitting as we are known to do, and we began talking about buying a cheap truck as a group and building it for pismo primarily but also for what ever.

and so after a littler conversation we were off to the race.... kinda

Step one find a cheap running platform, we all know broncos and should be able to scrounge up parts.

So I proudly introduce to you.......



The Pre Pre Runner

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details: 1989 351/c6/manual tcase.

it runs, motor sounds good and the tranny for the limited drive seemed good to go.




more to fallow

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December 22nd, 2015, 8:27 am
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I vote a name change to the sand flea.

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December 23rd, 2015, 8:18 am
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Ptack1 wrote:
I vote a name change to the sand flea.



oh i dont think we can officially name it until its hit the sand.

but every good project has a build name before it has an official name, or at least thats what we'll do haha


any way the truck is at ricks, and some of us will be working on it on sunday. 12/27 so if your free and wana lend a hand or just come bullshit let us know.

more pictures and details once we start getting er going

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December 23rd, 2015, 9:06 am
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Can we register at days parents house? If so, I'm thinking exhaust like the El Camino on street outlaws and lighting supercharger

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December 23rd, 2015, 9:18 am
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California Monkey wrote:
Can we register at days parents house? If so, I'm thinking exhaust like the El Camino on street outlaws and lighting supercharger



its getting green stickered, and im 99% sure there's no smog shit required for that

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December 23rd, 2015, 9:36 am
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I'm unreasonably excited to work on this thing.

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December 24th, 2015, 11:34 am
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I got exited with the tittle. I had in my head a more common prerunner project like a Ranger or Tacoma/Truck until the picture appeared.
Should be fun to watch this and see how it goes. Or should I say how high and far will it jump? :yes:

How far will the project go? is just to mess around stock vehicle or turn it into a BJ balwin's K5 prerunner style ride?


8) 8) https://youtu.be/qWKdM-YBCPY 8) 8) 8)

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December 24th, 2015, 11:58 am
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blackbeauty88 wrote:
I got exited with the tittle. I had in my head a more common prerunner project like a Ranger or Tacoma/Truck until the picture appeared.
Should be fun to watch this and see how it goes. Or should I say how high and far will it jump? :yes:

How far will the project go? is just to mess around stock vehicle or turn it into a BJ balwin's K5 prerunner style ride?


8) 8) https://youtu.be/qWKdM-YBCPY 8) 8) 8)



kinda unknown at this point....

were not going to purposely beat it into the ground, it will be around for a while, who knows how far it goes, depends on what the group decides

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December 24th, 2015, 12:12 pm
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No joke.... I thought it said pe pee runner....

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Lol pee runner is pretty good

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We actually discussed calling it the pee runner as a joke because it'll make a great Porta John runner

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December 25th, 2015, 6:02 pm
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I like pee runner

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December 26th, 2015, 9:04 pm
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http://modesto.craigslist.org/pts/5374698547.html

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Progress?!


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The question mark is appropriate. At the beginning of the day it ran, and at the end of the day...

For those of you following along at home, on Sunday we started tearing into this thing. Rick and I drove it around a bit, it seems to run pretty well, even did a little one legger (sorry Rick). Motor runs OK and trans shifts half-way decently. Hopefully with a little TLC we'll have the thing running strong!

We started the day under the hood... It has a new looking radiator so that was a nice surprise. Smog pump and AC systems are gone to clear up some room under the hood. The alternator was shot so its been removed, waiting for a replacement. The bracket that holds it on though has 2 bolts broke off in the head from whoever was in there last so that sucks, we'll have to get those out. Rick changed the oil and removed the stock beat-up-and-leaking oil cooler and spun on a new filter. I also put in a T-bird fan that I've had lying around, its on a simple low-off-high 3 way switch with no regards for engine temp. For this trip engine plans are sixlitre tune up, new air filter and cut the exhaust off behind the cat to make some better vroom vroom noises.

As the picture shows, the interior was stripped of all unnecessary dead weight: carpet, plastics, headliner, etc. Right now its cheaper to remove weight than add HP :mrgreen:

Additional weight savings came from removing the spare tire and swing out rack and we also plan to remove the rear bumper.

In rear-end news, Rick and his roommate Lucas welded the 8.8 so we'll have some traction at Pismo. It has auto hubs so we really need to get some manual hubs on it because its highly unlikely the autos work. Hopefully check the wheel bearings and seals while we have the hubs apart. A trans cooler has been donated which really should find its way onto the truck so we don't grenade the C6 the first time out. It also needs tires which Zack may have a line on.

Last plans are to just check fluids, give it a nut-and-bolt once over and go!

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